Founded in 2013, Fidra seeks to achieve pragmatic and proportionate solutions to discrete environmental issues using best available science, working in collaboration with the public, industry and government. We are reducing plastic and chemical pollution from pellets, packaging and pitches through our projects The Great Nurdle Hunt, PFASfree and Pitch-in. Our work on the Cotton Bud Project led manufacturers and retailers to change plastic cotton bud sticks to paper, resulting in the first successful single-use plastic action in the UK. Our Best Fishes project aims to minimise Scottish salmon farming’s environmental impacts and we continue to evolve new projects to reduce threats to the environment from pollution and habitat degradation.
Fidra is a trustee led charity, and benefits from clarity of vision, a clear approach, focus, engaged and active trustees, and a small strong team. We are fortunate to have a solid funding base and have stability to continue to realise our vision at this challenging time.
Fidra is a Scottish registered charity and SCIO no.SC043895
Supported by an engaged Trustee board and working closely with the Chair and the Fidra team, you will be responsible for delivery of organisational and project strategy.
You are an exceptional individual bringing significant experience of programme, senior management and strong people management skills alongside an enthusiasm for motivating and mentoring your team. You will have experience of reporting to a board of Trustees or equivalent and a strong commitment to the environment.
This is a rare opportunity to join a thriving organisation and we look forward to welcoming you to Fidra.
Terms and Conditions:
Benefits: 25 working days or pro rata equivalent and ten days over Christmas and New Year in lieu of public bank holidays. 8% employer pension contribution.
Location: North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland (temporarily home based in accordance with COVID 19 restrictions)
Start date: December 2020
CVS Falkirk & District is recognised by Scottish Government and Falkirk Community Planning Partnership and Falkirk’s third sector as the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for the Falkirk area. We work to ensure the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups etc in Falkirk.
We’re looking for a new Chief Executive, someone who as a visionary leader and motivator, can lead the organisation through the delivery of its next strategic plan. The position is accountable to a Board of Trustees, and is responsible for working with the Board to ensure clear strategic direction, driving the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic aims, developing operational plans, demonstrating competent financial management and compliance, managing the resources that deliver against these.
The successful candidate will be a consummate networker, politically astute, with experience of business development or procurement, competent leader of change and prepared to invest time in seeking out knowledge to identify developing trends in the sector. But most importantly, they will be committed to community led, community development approaches and will employ their skills to develop and enable the local third sector to take forward leadership roles across a range of policy areas and activities that matter to their communities.
Applications are welcomed from individuals currently working in the Public, Private and Third Sectors.
If you are passionate about providing positive change to food insecurity and improved wellbeing and leading an established charity and its team into the next stage in its development, then this job is for you!
Serving the whole of Clackmannanshire, The Gate is seeking to appoint an experienced Chief Officer who has the vision and skill to enhance, integrate and develop new initiatives with existing services and the ability to work successfully in partnership with a wide range of people and organizations.
About The Gate
The Gate is an established charity, which supports the most vulnerable members of our community. It employs 1 full time and 2 part time members of staff and provide services in the centre of Alloa. With a Christian ethos but open to all faiths and none, we also have a large team of up to 80 dedicated volunteers to help provide services within our community.
Currently our projects and services consist of a large and busy Foodbank, a Soup Pot, Starter Packs, Community Café, an annual School Uniform Bank together with a number of smaller peer led initiatives to support our community. We also host a Recovery café in partnership with Forth Valley Addiction Services. We provide hired space and a catering service for use by other charities, local organisations and social groups.
New funding now provides the opportunity to develop exciting new projects in partnership with HSCP and others to deliver sustainable initiatives to alleviate food poverty and social isolation. Two new members of staff are budgeted, and the Chief Officer will be key in developing this innovative new project.
Our annual budget is c £200,000, which includes a small service level agreement from Clackmannanshire Council and the remainder from medium term grants, charitable activities, fundraising and donations.
What are we looking for in a Chief Officer?
We are looking for a person with proven management and leadership skills, who can lead an organisation and has the drive and passion to help The Gate achieve its charitable objectives of providing practical support for the most vulnerable in our community.
As well as overseeing the day to day operations of the charity, the successful candidate will be someone who can bring entrepreneurial flair to project development and be able to deliver our strategy and realise our vision.
They will be a team player as well as a team leader and have the skills to develop and maintain partnership working at a strategic level.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
We are seeking a project manager to join our cross-functional team in delivering across evidence-informed practice projects in Scotland’s social services.
We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for using their knowledge and skills to improve services and generate and translate evidence. You will work on a number of projects and will be expected to manage your time across these projects.
Iriss is a charity working to support the social services workforce in Scotland to deliver positive outcomes for people who access care and support. We focus on enhancing the capacity and capability of Scotland’s social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and improvement. Our unique approach is characterised by a willingness to adapt and learn from a wide range of disciplines. Examples of our work are available at iriss.org.uk
The role is Glasgow-based, but travel to other locations across Scotland may be required. At present our organisation is currently working from home.
This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 March 2021, however, part-time applications will be considered.
Chief Executive of the Church of Scotland General Trustees (the property holding arm of the Church)
Are you the one to lead the rationalisation and improvement of the Church estate?
Due to the impending retirement of our long serving post holder, we are seeking an accomplished professional to provide executive leadership for the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland.
The General Trustees hold in trust for congregations around 3,500 buildings including churches, halls and manses, and approximately 13,000 acres of agricultural land spread throughout Scotland. The General Trustees also provide advice to congregations on repairs and maintenance and health and safety issues relating to these properties.
In recognition of the Church estate requiring rationalisation and improvement, the General Trustees recently carried out a strategic review following a membership wide consultation. We are now seeking a Chief Executive who will assist and guide the Board in supporting congregations in achieving their vision of ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting directly to the CEO your role is responsible for developing and implementing the Governance and Compliance Framework which will ensure that Ark complies with all aspects of it’s regulatory and legal responsibilities; and you will also have responsibility for implementing key organisational improvement initiatives as delegated by the Chief Executive and the Executive Team.
There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark complies with the requirements of the Information Commissioner, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in relation to complaints, and the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR.
You will have a lead role in setting the ARK culture, that aligns to our values and aims, integral to which is to operate to the highest ethical standards and in doing so set the example of how all Ark employees should behave.
This is a revised role following a major piece of work where Ark have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to review and determine what resources you require to deliver your plans and work within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in a Housing and or Care related role with excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in good governance, compliance and risk management then we would like to hear from you.
“To be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. The current Chief Executive is stepping down after over 30 years of service, in both a paid and unpaid capacity, with the organisation.
This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements which befit a modern vibrant organisation.
We are seeking a dynamic forward thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability/education. This is a key area of work for Money Advice Scotland and the CEO needs to be able to engage at strategic level particularly with Schools, Colleges and Universities to re-inforce the importance of personal finance education.
We particularly wish to appoint a Chief Executive who is ambitious and has strong fundraising and visible leadership skills. In addition, someone who has experience in change management, and can work at all levels of government, and the credit industry as a whole. We need someone with credibility, and a strong voice for the sector, which often represents vulnerable consumers. Also strong influencing and negotiation skills are an essential requirement. Remuneration for the post is between £49,000 and £58,000 per annum and 6% employer pension contribution.
This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can continue that reputation moving forward.
Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We are more concerned about getting the right person with the right skills to lead the organisation into the “new norm”.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The data insights manager will lead on all data management, including reporting and insights, as well as leading on the development, adoption, and implementation of the CRM system.
To meet the growing needs of the organisation, this role will involve collaboration with teams across the charity to support strategic objectives, enabling campaigning, fundraising, and communications activity to achieve maximum impact.
This role will support the senior leadership team with GDPR compliance and reporting. It includes leading on data collection, governance and analysis to support and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.
Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support more than 400 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, advice, advocacy and skills development.
We are looking for a Project Manager to lead on the effective delivery of Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums: Addressing Our Colonial Legacy. This project will explore how Scotland’s existing and future museum collections can better recognise and represent a more accurate portrayal of Scotland’s historic involvement in colonialism and the trans-Atlantic trade in enslaved African people. This is a nationwide project led by MGS, on behalf of the Scottish Government, involving a national programme of consultation and coordination of a working group.
The social, economic, and cultural impact of colonialism are entrenched in museum collections and heritage sites around Scotland. Scotland’s museums sector is increasingly vocal in their commitment to working to show the full history of their collections. As the National Development Body for museums and galleries in Scotland MGS recognises the impact that empire and colonialism has had on our institutions and their collections, and stands with anti-racist movements worldwide.
You will be an excellent communicator, with strong influencing and facilitation skills as well as experience of public consultation or research coordination. You will also bring an understanding of the ways in which empire and slavery continue to impact Scotland’s culture, society, and economy. The role requires someone who displays warmth and authenticity in their interactions with others; communicates effectively with and is approachable to a range of different audiences; can constructively challenge current practices and thinking; and organises and plans work effectively and efficiently.
The successful candidate will manifest MGS’s core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for museums, and courageousness.
There is a rare opportunity to join the Board of Citizens Advice Bureau, Musselburgh as Chair of the Board of Trustees. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the community through an organisation that provides vital help and support to local people.
The posts are voluntary, requiring attendance at five Board meetings per year, with some additional time commitment.
The Bureau, located on Musselburgh High Street, operates during normal business hours as well as providing outreach services. There is a drop-in service for general advice, delivered by a team of dedicated and highly skilled employed and volunteer staff, such as specialist money/finance, benefit and employment advisers. The Bureau is a charity and governed by a Board of (currently) 9 Trustees. More details of the organisation, including relating to its aims and ethos, can be accessed on: musselburghcab.org.uk
The Chair will direct and draw the Board together, as well as providing a communications and support link between the two employed Bureau Chief Officers (job share) and the Trustees. Further, the Chair presides over Board meetings and ensures that appropriate governance is undertaken. In addition, the Chair represents the Bureau at public events and negotiates for funds where required or appropriate. Hence, particularly for the Chair position, relevant experience relating to governance, leadership, negotiation, delegation and line management is sought, as well as excellent communication skills.
The Chair will take an active role as a Trustee within the Board, discussing, considering and deciding upon issues in relation to the governance of the Bureau. Hence, experience from a business, management, finance and/or legal background would be welcome, although, not essential.
Although, not financially remunerated, the role is high profile and respected within the community. It makes a valuable contribution to the aims of the Bureau, so that local people do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively. Further, it contributes to the development of social policies and services to help and support the public.